Voyage to the Beggining of the World

Viagem ao princípio do mundo
by Manoel de Oliveira 1h35min Portugal 1996
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Film details

Voyage to the Beggining of the World
by Manoel de Oliveira

Manoel is aging film director who travels with the film crew through Portugal in search of the origins of Afonso, a famous French actor whose father emigrated from Portugal to France and in process remembers his own youth.

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  • Marcello Mastroianni : Manoel
  • Jean-Yves Gautier : Afonso
  • Leonor Silveira : Judite
  • Diogo Dória : Duarte
  • Isabel de Castro : Maria Afonso
  • And with: Manoel de Oliveira, Cécile Sanz de Alba, José Afonso, Isabel Ruth, Adelaide Teixeira, José Maria Vaz da Silva


  • Director Manoel de Oliveira
  • Scenario Manoel de Oliveira
  • Photo director Renato Berta
  • Set Design Maria José Branco
  • Costume Design Isabel Favila, Angela Anzimani
  • Sound Jean-Paul Mugel
  • Sound mix Jean-François Auger
  • Editing Valérie Loiseleux, Manoel de Oliveira
  • Producer Paulo Branco
  • Production Compagny Gémini Films, Madragoa Filmes

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1.66:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixDolby
  • Production1996
  • Release date for France06/04/1997
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorColors
  • LanguagePortuguese, French
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